Welcome to

Faith United Church of Christ

At Faith UCC, in everything we do,
we believe in challenging the traditional religious status quo.
We seek the experience OF God over the belief IN God.
Challenging the status quo by journeying together on a path paved with
love, inclusion, equity, and mindfulness.
Oh, and we also happen to be one great church. Join us – all are welcome!

Current News & Events

Worship

Worship begins at 10:30am each Sunday and generally lasts an hour. We enjoy a lively time of hospitality following our service.  Our tradition is to celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month.  We have a robust and talented choir with two professional soloists who sing often.  Our service is often quite interactive, and we take time each week to celebrate people's joys, and hold sacred space as we share in people's concerns.  We also enjoy times of needed silence and stillness.  Overall we gather, we share, we laugh (a lot), we cry in the tough times and touch our anger in the unjust times.  Most importantly, all are welcome.  We live those words here!  Join us!

Shower of Stoles Exhibit

October 19th (10am to 2pm) 
October 20th (Noon to 4pm)
Tours also available upon request – call 727-799-4602 to arrange a time.

The Shower of Stoles Project is a collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles representing the lives and stories of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people of faith, many of whom have been wounded, closeted and excluded by their denominations.  This is a powerful and emotional exhibit for all people to experience.  Visit the Shower of Stoles Project here for more information.  And then come and experience the exhibit for yourself.  Come alone, with a friend, or with a group.  All are welcome.

Oktoberfest

Our annual celebration of Oktoberfest is Sunday, October 27th following worship (worship begins at 10:30am).  Please note - you must RSVP ahead of time by calling the church office at 727-799-4602 so we can prepare accordingly.  Also note that there is a cost of $5.00 per person.  We're hoping for great fall weather so we can celebrate outside!  Join us, check out this lively, progressive church, and have a great time!

Online Giving

Faith UCC has partnered with Vanco to allow our members to donate, give, and pledge online.

This is Faith UCC..

Faith UCC Dunedin

Faith United Church of Christ is a progressive, inclusive and vital spiritual community that follows the Jesus Way of love, justice and compassion in the world around us. Our mission is this: to be a progressive spiritual voice rooted in the mystery of God. Through intentionally inclusive fellowship, challenging spiritual education and lively advocacy around issues of justice, we seek to inspire spiritual journeys as we follow the Jesus way of love and peace in the world.

Open and Affirming

At Faith UCC, we are unabashedly 'Open and Affirming,' meaning our inclusivity knows no bounds. When we say ‘All Are Welcome,’ we mean it with all our being, regardless of where one is on their spiritual journey, and regardless of one’s race, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, cultural background or any other category that is so often used to separate us from one another. We live the idea here that ALL people are beloved tapestries of art woven by this mystery that we call God, and we seek to live our lives in accordance with a deep reverence for the diversity that makes us unique and in light of the Oneness that connects us as we 'live, and move and share our being together in God.'

Progressive In Our Theology

At Faith UCC, our theology is steeped in awe and wonder in terms of our reflections on the heart of the divine mystery – which we call God. The heart of our faith revolves around the love of God that is a part of each of us, and that calls us into the world to live lives of enacted love toward our neighbor – the poorest, the down and out, the hurting and wounded, the discriminated against – as well as towards creation and the earth itself. We are not a spiritual community that puts a lot of emphasis on beliefs and creeds, choosing instead to seek God in the experience of being alive in connection to one another. Our faith then is not one of beliefs – it is one of experience. It is a pathway to be walked, just as it was for the earliest churches that followed the Jesus Way. The Bible inspires us in our daily living, as do scriptures from other traditions. But we in no way take scriptures literally, seeing them instead as a blend of myth, hope, fear, joy, history and dreams from various contexts of the past, where people also grappled with the mystery of God in their own times and places. This is the heart of progressive Christianity, and we live it with joy and meaning to the fullest.

Come and Visit Us

If you are seeking a progressive spiritual experience, then come and visit us. We gather at 10:30am on Sunday mornings for our weekly service – a blending of song, prayer, stillness and centering, music, spoken word and always laughter! And stick around following our service for hospitality, which we see as communion in the fullest sense. Or join us other times of the week, for the many, many educational and other experiences we have going here at Faith UCC. At Faith UCC, 'no matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.'

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